Denver, CO

President & Chief Executive Officer, NextFifty Initiative

The Organization

NextFifty Initiative (NFI) is a Colorado-based private foundation which seeks to fund game-changing efforts to improve and sustain the quality of life for people in their second 50 years. Furthermore, NFI pays forward what it learns from these funding outcomes to both educate and advocate for transformational change within the aging space. NFI is an engine for innovation that transforms aging and its work will positively impact lives for generations to come. For more information about NFI, please click here.

NFI seeks a leader who has been the spark for accelerating progress on an organization’s vision and mission. This effective leader and experienced manager will foster teamwork, pursue quality, support equity and nurture innovation while accelerating progress on promoting independence and dignity for the aging population in Colorado and beyond.

This position requires a dynamic individual who welcomes the opportunity to collaborate and work with diverse constituencies to develop and provide innovative solutions to address complex, systemic issues. Candidates will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, corporate and/or government sectors.

NFI is dedicated to creating an inclusive organization that promotes equity and recognizes diversity as critical to its mission and impact. The organization seeks a leader with experience and commitment to further this work. The ideal candidate brings creativity, a collaborative style and the ability to build consensus to drive a shared vision for achieving the organization’s strategic priorities through well-defined short- and long-term plans.

Position Overview

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment. This next CEO will have experience with nonprofit boards, preferably serving in a volunteer leadership capacity and as a staff person reporting to a governing body. The candidate will have experience and the ability to foster a collaborative and welcoming work environment in leading and working with a competent, accomplished staff.

Prior experience in a grantmaking organization is valued, but not required.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is between $200,000 and $245,000 annually and will be commensurate with experience. NFI provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance. The organization covers 85% of the health insurance premium cost for eligible employees and 70% of the cost for dependents. In addition, NFI offers employer-paid life and disability insurance and an employee assistance program. Employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan includes a 3% safe harbor contribution for all employees as well as a 3% matching contribution, both immediately vesting at 100%. NFI places a high priority on work/life balance and encourages time away from work by offering 10 paid holidays per year plus winter break (office closure from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day each year) and a generous paid time off policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

NextFifty Initiative is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as grantees, trustees, vendors, consultants, etc.

To Apply

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction, as soon as possible, to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

NFI values accountability, collaboration, diversity, equity, innovation, leadership and learning. We think a fun, positive workplace culture leads to great work, so we aim to create an environment where you’ll feel supported, valued and recognized for your unique skills, talents, experiences and perspectives. If you are someone who can bring diverse perspectives and identities to the team—and who also feels strongly about the values of equity and inclusion—please consider joining us. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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